Brisket Sliders

Brisket Sliders are tender, meaty, cheesy, and loaded with zesty BBQ flavor. Using leftover brisket, semi-homemade BBQ sauce, and Swiss cheese, these sliders are the best BBQ sandwiches you’ll ever eat!

When spring and summer roll around, we roll out our smoker and grill. Over the warm months, we’ll smoke and grill just about anything we can get our hands on, but we love a good brisket. It’s great the first day, and it’s equally amazing for use as an ingredient in other dishes like these sliders. It’s one of our favorite ways to use leftover brisket.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s an easy recipe that anyone can make.
  • It’s meaty, cheesy, and loaded with zesty BBQ flavor.
  • It’s one of the best ways you can use your leftover brisket.
  • It’s always a crowd-pleaser at any party.


You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find them all in your kitchen or your local grocery store.

The ingredient list is right here, but you can find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Brisket – finely chopped
  • King’s Hawaiian Rolls
  • KC Masterpiece Honey and Molasses BBQ Sauce
  • Apricot preserves
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic powder
  • Melted butter
  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Fresh parsley – chopped
  • Swiss cheese

🔪 How to Make Brisket Sliders

Making these sliders is just as easy as shopping for the ingredients. It only takes a few simple steps and a rudimentary knowledge of cooking. Even beginners can make these!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and finely chop your brisket until you have 2 cups.

Step 2: Make the BBQ Sauce

Add the BBQ sauce, apricot preserves, brown sugar, and garlic powder to a medium saucepan and stir. Cook on medium heat until the sauce is bubbly. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Step 3: Make the Sliders

Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise and place the bottoms in a baking dish. Top the rolls with chopped brisket, BBQ sauce, and Swiss cheese. Then, add the top buns. Brush the buns with melted butter and sprinkle with Everything bagel seasoning and chopped parsley.

Step 4: Bake

Cover the dish with foil and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and the sandwiches are heated through. Enjoy with your favorite sides and more BBQ sauce.


  • Remove the foil and bake for another minute to give your sliders a toasty top.
  • Use different BBQ sauces to change the flavor of the sliders.
  • Use leftover brisket or deli brisket.
  • Try provolone, cheddar, American, or your other favorite cheese on these sliders.

If you love BBQ sandwiches like these sliders, then check out our slow cooker BBQ beef sandwiches.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Medium saucepan
  • Baking dish
  • Large sharp knife

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate these sliders for up to 4 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, wrap the sliders individually in plastic wrap and freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

What to Serve with Brisket Sliders

Serve these sliders with your favorite BBQ sides like:

  • Potato chips
  • French fries
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Potato wedges
  • Baked beans
  • Mac and cheese
  • Pasta salad
  • Coleslaw

💭 Tips

  • Hawaiian rolls are usually connected at the edges. Pull out the entire sheet of rolls and cut them all at once with a sharp, serrated knife.
  • Stir the BBQ sauce constantly while cooking to prevent scorching.
  • Watch your sandwiches closely if you decide to bake them with a crispy top. It only takes about a minute!

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How do you finely chop brisket?

Slow-cooked brisket is extremely tender. To chop it finely, cut across the grain. The produces a pulled beef effect perfect for sliders and sandwiches.

Can I use any BBQ sauce for these sliders?

Yes, you can. Use different sauces to make different flavor variations. You can even skip the cooking and use a bottle of BBQ sauce with nothing added.

What makes Hawaiian rolls so good for sliders?

Hawaiian rolls are made with honey or sugar, so they have a sweeter flavor. It’s a perfect counterpoint to the savory flavor of the slider filling.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Brisket Sliders

Brisket sliders are full of rich, meaty BBQ beef flavor and melty Swiss cheese. They're easy to make and great for brisket leftovers.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Sliders
Calories: 388kcal


  • Knife
  • Saucepan
  • 9×13 baking dish
  • Aluminum foil


  • 2 cups Brisket finely chopped
  • 12 Hawaiian Rolls
  • 16 ounces K C Masterpiece Honey and Molasses BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup Apricot Preserves
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • Dash Garlic Powder
  • ¼ cup Melted Butter
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Fresh Parsley – chopped
  • 8 ounces Swiss Cheese


  • Using leftover Brisket, or Brisket from the Deli, finely chop the Brisket until you have 2 cups of chopped Brisket.
  • Pour the BBQ Sauce in a medium size saucepan, and add the Apricot Preserves, Brown Sugar and garlic powder, and stir well to combine.
  • Heat over medium heat until the sauce is bubbly. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Remove the Hawaiian Rolls from the package, and with a large sharp knife, cut the rolls in half, lengthwise, and place the bottom of the rolls in a baking dish.
  • Place the chopped Brisket on each roll, and add sauce to the Brisket.
  • Place a piece of the Swiss Cheese on top of the Brisket.
  • Place the tops of the rolls on top of the sandwiches and brush with melted Butter. Sprinkle the tops of the rolls with Everything Bagel Seasoning, and sprinkle with chopped Parsley.
  • Cover with Foil, and place in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees, just until the cheese melts, and the sandwiches are heated through.
  • If you like your sandwiches toasty on top, remove the foil and leave in the oven for 1 minute, watching them constantly to make sure they don’t get too brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with the remaining BBQ sauce, and your favorite sides, chips, pickles or relishes.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Slider | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 1mg

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